How to make Masala Papad -

Roasted papads topped with a spicy and crunchy masala.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book No Oil Cooking.

Main Ingredients : Urad dal papad, Onion (प्याज़ )

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Masala Papad

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The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Masala Papad Recipe

  • Urad dal papad 4

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Tomato finely chopped 1 medium

  • Green capsicum finely chopped 1 small

  • Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped 4 tablespoons

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Chaat masala 1 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Roast urad dal papads on low flame or in a Microwave. Mix together finely chopped onion, tomato, capsicum, half of the fresh coriander leaves, red chilli powder and salt to taste. Place one papad on a serving plate.

Step 2

Spread some onion- tomato mixture over it. Similarly prepare the other papads. Sprinkle chaat masala and lemon juice. Sprinkle the remaining coriander leaves on top and serve immediately.

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